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2ème Bac. S.H.=> Tests => Reading & Writing => November 2014 => 55 minutes.

~ Reading Test ~

           Hi there, I'm Hassan, and I'd like to introduce you to a very special lady. Her name is Hajja Rabha, and she is my classmate Ali's grandmother. We have always respected this woman for her passion for learning.

           She is over seventy, but she insists on going to school to combat illiteracy. In two years time she has learned as much as Ali and I have learnt in our entire life. Her slogan* is, "Nobody is too old to learn". Now she can read and write, and she usually does. She can also help her grand children with their arithmetic homework.

           Last night, Rabha was sitting by Ali's computer when he asked her if she was creating a facebook account. She smiled at him and said, "No, I want to chat with Hajja Malika. Kidding! I'm just trying to understand how this device works." Ali was amazed how energetic his grandma is! She is such a vigorous woman that she looks years younger than us both. Everybody in the village truly admires this extraordinary lady for her vivacity.

slogan* : شعار



            A.     Answer these questions                 [ 4 pts ]

  1. What does the text talk about?

  2. Who and what is Ali?

  3. Why do Hassan and Ali respect Rabha?

  4. Why is Rabha using a computer?

            B.     Are these sentences True or False? Justify                  [ 4 pts ]

  1. Hassan's grandmother is a special lady.

  2. Rabha is an illiterate old woman.

  3. Rabha reads and writes regularly.

  4. Rabha is an active woman.

            C.     What do the underlined words in the text refer to ?                  [ 2 pts ]

  1. " this woman " (§ 1, line 2)  
  2. " their " (§ 2, L 3)  
  3. " this device " (§ 3, L 3)  
  4. " us " (§ 3, L 4)  

            D.    Find in the text words or phrases which mean almost the same as.                  [ 2 pts ]

  1. " enthusiasm " (§. 1)  

  2. " fight " (§. 2)

  3. " joking " (§. 3)  

  4. " really " (§. 3)

            E.    Pick out from the text sentences which say that:                  [ 3 pts ]

  1. Hajja Rabha learns quickly.
  2. Rabha believes that age has nothing to do with learning.
  3. Hajja Rabha is a respectful old woman in her community.

II.     WRITING   

            Imagine Hajja Rabha and try to describe her in less than 200 words.              [ 5 pts ]


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